counterimage

noun coun·ter·im·age \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈi-mij \
variants: or counter-image

Definition of counterimage

plural counterimages or counter-images
: an image that contradicts or is compared or contrasted with another image
  • … providing movie audiences with a counter-image to most of what Hollywood had said about African American women.
  • —Donald Bogle

First Known Use of counterimage

1848

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